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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2018-04-03 18:31 | UN CC:Learn and ZCO2, a Brazilian coalition program of citizens and companies engaged in sustainable development initiatives to combat climate change, convened a workshop to increase awareness about climate change issues in the urban context of Rio de Janeiro’s communities. The CTCN published updates on its ongoing technical assistance on designing a knowledge management system for tropical forests management and ecosystem services in Costa Rica, and strengthening technical capacities for the...

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2018-04-03 18:22 | Shell's Sky scenario looks at a possible decarbonization pathway of achieving net-zero emissions from energy use by 2070. The scenario aims to be both ambitious and realistic by adopting an approach grounded in the energy system’s current reality combined with the long-term temperature goal. It assumes “very aggressive, but plausible,” ratcheting up of policy commitments through the first two global stocktakes under the Paris Agreement.

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2018-04-03 17:00 | A new bamboo treatment facility in East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia, will help local communities boost incomes by adding value to their bamboo products. The facility, which was developed with ITTO’s technical and financial support, will increase the longevity of bamboo products using a non-chemical, environmentally friendly preservation treatment.

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2018-04-03 15:32 | Global timber and wood products market update show modest increases in wood fiber costs and a substantial rise in market pulp prices have improved profitability for many market pulp manufacturers worldwide during the second half of 2017, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Pulp manufacturers in many countries have seen their wood fiber costs go up during 2017. In the 4Q/17, both the global softwood and hardwood fiber price indices reached their highest levels in over a year, according to the...

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2018-04-03 15:16 | Wood pellet production in Finland in 2017,  produced a total of 324,000 tonnes of wood pellets. That is one fifth more than in the previous year and the third highest result in history. The production volume was highest in 2008 at 373,000 tonnes, reports Natural Resource Institute Finland (Luke).

A new record was reached in the Finnish imports of wood pellets. In 2017, a total of 87,000...

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2018-04-03 14:57 | The Board of Directors of the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) is pleased to announce that Dave Lehane has been appointed chair of the BCFSC, effective March 22, 2018. Dave takes over from Ken Higginbotham, who retired at the end of 2017. Lehane is a retired forest industry executive with more than 35 years of diverse experience. From the woods to the mill floor and the boardroom, Lehane’s experience includes reforestation, harvesting, mill management, fibre supply, government and community...

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2018-04-03 14:45 |

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the Canadian government, and in particular Minister Champagne, on the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. This agreement will benefit the Canadian forest products industry by eliminating tariffs, as well as providing clear provisions to help...

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2018-04-03 14:24 |

INTERFORST 2018 is backed, at least indirectly, by an industry with considerable economic strength. In nearly 128,000 companies of the forestry and wood cluster, more than 1.1 employees generate annual sales of approximately 180 billion euros. Thus, more people are working in this sector than for example in the mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing sectors or in the automotive industry, as the Federation of German Forest Owners...

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2018-04-03 13:46 | In 2017, Russia sharply increased woodworking machines imported (+60.7%) after a decline of 15.6% in 2016. This may indicate that companies of Russian forest-based industries have adapted to the current exchange rate of the national currency, according to the analytical report “Russian forest-based industries in 2017″, prepared by Lesprom Network’s Research Department. Investments in fixed assets in the production of paper and paper products increased by 33.3%, and investments in wood...

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2018-04-03 13:02 | FUCHS continues to drive momentum in the North American scrap, waste, forestry and port sectors. Fuchs will exhibit at ISRI April 14-19, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, in booth A6. Two machines will be on display: the MHL340 F2 and MHL350 F2 material handlers.
Commenting on the lineup Todd...

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2018-04-03 11:47 | The Doppstadt INVENTHOR Type 9 shredder, from the SMART SHREDDING LINE, is a new high-performance machine that is setting new market benchmarks when it comes to quality and performance. By bringing together the most innovative mechanical developments, innovative control and regulation systems, and a brand new noise emissions concept, Doppstadt has created an environmentally friendly cost-effective one-stop solution for the recycling sector.

Thanks to its modular service-oriented construction...

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2018-04-03 11:17 | Peterson Pacific Corp., has introduced the new Peterson 3310B drum chipper. “The new-3310B drum chipper is smaller and lighter than our previous model, but still packs impressive performance,” said Jody Volner, President of Peterson Pacific Corp. “The 3310B can operate on even tighter landings for biomass and land clearing operations. We are excited about the capabilities of this remarkable machine....

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2018-04-03 10:52 | On the 1st of April Mr. Jari Alahuhtala will become the new Managing Director (MD) of Komatsu Forest Oy and Mr. Timo Korhonen will become the new Sales and Marketing Director of Komatsu Forest Oy. “With a heritage of innovations within the CTL-method and being in the forefront in forestry today, Finland is, and has always been, a very important market for Komatsu Forest. To best serve our customers throughout Finland and the Baltic States we are happy to announce this new organization. Mr....

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2018-04-03 10:50 |

Emus attempting to cross a rabbit-proof fence in Western Australia

Scientists have long known that isolation is a killer of nature

Organisms must be connected to others of their species – to...

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2018-04-03 10:43 | The SNS-NKJ network FibreTies will be having a meeting to prepare for a large grant application. The workshop and network event will be held at  VTT, Espoo, Finland, May 15-16 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to establish one or more project groups for a large grant application. The…

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2018-04-03 09:00 |

Ottawa, ON — Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada and the Canadian Parks Council (CPC) announced a partnership to place 600 youth in summer jobs in Canada’s provincial and territorial parks in the summers of 2018 and 2019. PLT Canada has received approximately $4 million through the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience program to offer a 50% wage-match to support summer green job placements for youth.  

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2018-04-03 09:00 |

Ottawa, ON — Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada will be placing 1000 youth in green jobs using the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) diverse network of program participants, conservation leaders, Indigenous partners, and community groups. PLT Canada has received approximately $7 million in federal funding from the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience Program to get youth working in the great outdoors through the summers of 2018 and 2019....

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2018-04-03 08:54 |

A study in which scientists from the Center of International Forestry Research (CIFOR) collaborated with researchers from Columbia University has...

The post Research co-...

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2018-04-03 07:20 | Join our webinar on 11 April 2018 to discuss innovative ways to channel and leverage finance to forest-related enterprises. 

IIED and partners are hosting an online seminar to share knowledge gained during a year-long learning partnership on financing forest-related enterprises. Participants will join researchers, forestry experts, government, private sector and NGO representatives from a range of international contexts to discuss lessons on innovative channelling and leveraging of...

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